Tomato: Fruit or Veggie?

The very identity of the tomato is and has for a long time been a point of contention. On the one hand, botanical purists point out that the tomato should be considered a Fruit, given that it is the fruit of a vine. On the other hand, as part of our diets, the tomato "acts" like a vegetable. Over a century ago, no less than the U.S. Supreme Court took up the subject, ruling in a short opinion that the tomato should be treated as a vegetable. The issue arose over a … [Read More...]